Includes information on average tariff rates and types that U.S. firms should be aware of when exporting to the market.
Last Published: 10/22/2018

Suriname's tariff schedule consists of nine tiers between 0 and 50 percent.  Tariffs on imports from CARICOM member states range between 0 and 20 percent.  Tariffs on imports from the United States range between 0 and 50 percent. Goods such as juices and non-alcoholic beverages from CARICOM member states are not subject to tariff, while raw materials are subject to a rate of five percent.  The tariff for these goods from other countries is 10 percent. Semi-manufactured articles are subject to a 10 percent tariff, while tariffs on finished products range from 15 to 20 percent.

Products subject to the highest tariffs (40 and 50 percent) include alcoholic beverages, beer, tobacco and cigarettes, live animals, fish, eggs, honey, vegetables, fruit, coffee, cereals, precious or semi-precious stones, and some motor vehicles.  In 2017, the tariff on poultry was raised from 20 to 40 percent as part of a government policy to better align local tariffs with CARICOM rates. In addition to the tariff, the government charges a statistical fee of 0.5 percent, a consent right fee of 1.5 percent of the C.I.F (Cost Insurance and Freight), and a sales tax of 10 percent.  An additional tax is charged on tobacco and alcoholic beverages.

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